The Crow Wing Power Community Trust Board donated $31,000 to local community programs during the third quarter meeting in July. Operation Round Up funds were distributed to the following projects:
$1,500 to Bridges Workplace Connection, Brainerd Lakes Chamber; $500 to Circle of Parents, Pequot Lakes; $2,000 to Civil Air Patrol, Crow Wing Composite Squadron, Brainerd; $2,000 to Boys & Girls Club, Little Falls; $3,000 to Care ‘n Share, Emily; $1,700 to The Warehouse, Pine River; $2,800 to Youth Investment, Timber Bay, Brainerd; $1,500 to Northern Pines Mental Health, Brainerd.
Also, $2,300 to Central Minnesota Council Boy Scouts; $2,000 to Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans, Crow Wing, Cass and Morrison counties; $3,000 to Pine River-Backus Family Center; $2,000 for area youth presentations; $1,000 to Pequot Lakes School District; $2,500 to Junior Achievement, Brainerd; $1,200 to Riverside Elementary School, Brainerd; and $2,000 to Private Cooperative Members Crisis Medical Support.
Operation Round Up is funded by participating members of Crow Wing Power who allow the cooperative to round up their electric bills to the nearest whole dollar. The additional change is pooled and distributed quarterly.
Since the program’s inception in late 1996, Round Up has donated nearly $2,417,000 to community projects and programs in Cass, Crow Wing and Morrison counties.
The next quarterly meeting is scheduled for Oct. 24. Grant forms can be obtained by calling Crow Wing Power at 218-829-2827 or 800-648-9401 or at www.cwpower.com. The deadline for grant applications is Oct. 10.